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Fougere, Franck

Name: Fougere, Franck
Firm: Ananda Intellectual Property
Location: Bangkok, Thailand and Hong Kong


Franck Fougere has practiced intellectual property in Thailand and China for 18 years. He founded Ananda IP (Thailand) in 2011 with the objective of building Thailand’s best boutique IP firm. Recognized as one of Thailand’s leading IP specialists, Franck’s practice areas include trademark and patent prosecution, trademark strategy, copyright and patent litigation, anti-counterfeit strategy, and IP contracts.

In addition to servicing several high-profile, multinational corporations from Europe, China, Japan, the USA, India, UAE and Southeast Asia, Franck is also a frequent speaker on cutting-edge IP issues at professional symposiums and conferences. A recognized expert, Franck is a regular lecturer in patent, trademark, and design law for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a teacher of WIPO’s Distance Learning programs (DL302, DL201 and DL450 and Master of University of Turin, Yaounde and Ankara). Franck is a consultant for various IP projects of WIPO, the European Union ( ECAP & SEA IPR SME HELPDESK), of the Swiss Government (ISIP I and ISIP II In Indonesia and IRSIP in the Islamic Republic of Iran) and Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). Franck has authored numerous expert studies and articles, including two IP guides for Thailand published in 2011 and 2013. He is a former President of the Franco Thai Chamber of Commerce (2009-2011) and was appointed in 2015 Foreign Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la France).

Franck graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Strasbourg) in France and College of Europe (Bruges) in Belgium and trained at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and with an international law firm in Brussels before moving to Thailand in 2002. Franck is fluent in French, German, and English, and intermediate in Russian and Thai.